Boulder, Colorado, USA
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Simon Doyle in Poirot - Death on the Nile
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JJ Field was born in Boulder Colorado but moved to England as a baby. He was brought up in and around London, but frequently travelled back to the States to visit family and friends. JJ has enjoyed the best of both worlds.He spent his entire time at school performing in school plays and subsequently chose schools with good theatre departments. During his A-levels, much time was spent in the local pub. There he and his friends put on plays to the confused audiences - confused to watch a couple of teenagers trying to put on Shakespeare and Brecht in the basement of the pub.After travelling across Tibet at seventeen, JJ was lucky enough to gain a place on the three year course at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Returning with a shaven head, three days before the course started, he found it hard to settle back into London life.
JJ was fortunate to land several TV jobs on completion of his course and he spent his first year learning the technicalities of screen work in five different shows. After playing Richard in Six Degrees of Separation at the Crucible, he was approached by an American manager who took him to the strange and wonderful world of LA LA land. After a hectic few months to no avail, JJ returned to England to play Frank Cheerable in Nicholas Nickleby for Company Television with Charles Dance. This led on to the wonderful opportunity of playing Richard, the forgotten disturbed son, in Stephen Poliakoff’s acclaimed Perfect Strangers. JJ felt very lucky to learn from such a good character part, starring alongside an amazing cast, including Michael Gambon, Lindsey Duncan, Clair Skinner, Matthew McFadden and Toby Stephans. The response from this led to the opportunity of stepping into film.Before his first film, JJ popped back to LA to audition for Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story for CBS. He spent two months acting in front of a very charismatic blue screen with Matthew Modine, Vanessa Redgrave, Mia Sara and Sir Richard Attenborough. Dressed in a very green costume he played the `Jack`.
The first of JJ’s three films marked an exciting step in his career, playing Jack Dodds in Last Orders, directed by the remarkable Fred Schepisi. He shared the part with Michael Caine and once over the nerves of playing the younger version of him, enjoyed the experience beyond words. The cast included Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren, Tom Courtney, David Hemmings and Ray Winston. After great response from the London Film Festival, it will be released in January 2002. Michael Caine gave JJ many great pointers and delighted him by describing him on Film 2001 as, "A lovely guy who not only is a great actor but better looking than me so therefore a good double". The next four months were spent jumping off submarines into the North Atlantic in K19: The Widdowmaker, playing the shaky Andrei Pritoola alongside Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. K19 is set for release, summer 2002.Straight from the freezing seas, JJ flew to Borneo to play his first lead role in Christian Leverings "Innocence". This is also due for release in summer 2002, although under a new name. Loosing 21 pounds and taking dialect lessons for a northern accent, JJ plays a surveyor stranded in the rainforest. He was stretched to the limits, playing the broken down lover of Janet McTeer, tormented by Brenda Fricka and Olympia Dukakis.In the two and a half years since Drama school, JJ hasn`t so far had any time off. He has played American, RP, Russian, Northern and London and looks forward to the next accent to learn. He hopes that with three films coming out in 2002, he will keep moving forward.
JJ is incedibly excited due to the fact he is in fianl negotians with Peter Greenaway for the title role in his upcoming trilogy, "The Tulse Luper Suite Case". Further news will be posted.
Fine Arts College, Hampstead
Webber Douglas Academy Of Dramatic Arts (graduated 1999)
Full Name at Birth
John Joseph Feild
John Joseph Feild (born 1978), known professionally as JJ Feild (often incorrectly cited as J. J. Feild), is a British-American actor.
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